Tag Archives: CRISPR
Françoise Baylis responds to the recently announced birth of the world’s first genome edited babies and raises concerns about the scientific practice and ethical accountability.
Jason Scott Robert suggests that the creation of part-human animals in stem cell biology may generate scientific confusion.
Yeyang Su invites Impact Ethics readers to mark their calendars for the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing.
Françoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan defend the current prohibition in Canada on making genetic alterations that can be passed on to future generations.
Françoise Baylis stresses that decisions about the modification of the human germline should not be made without broad societal consultation.
Françoise Baylis wonders how it is that in 14 months (from December 2015 to February 2017), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine have moved human germline genome editing out of the category ‘irresponsible’ and into the category ‘permissible.’